Soros Is ‘Confident’ Greece Will Stay in Euro Region

Billionaire investor George Soros, who made $1 billion in 1992 correctly betting against the British pound, said he expects Greece will be able to remain in the euro region.

“I’m actually confident Greece will do whatever is necessary to meet conditions to remain a member of the euro to qualify for financing by the ECB for Greek government bonds,” Soros told reporters in Jakarta today. The European Central Bank has limits for the ratings of bonds it accepts as collateral.

World stock markets rallied since yesterday as prospects for a bailout of Greece eased concern that deteriorating government finances will derail the global economic recovery. The European Union is scheduled to hold a summit in Brussels tomorrow as the Greek government braces for a wave of strikes protesting plans to reduce the region’s largest budget deficit.

Bloomberg

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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